CHARLOTTE, N.C. - All 425 locations under the VPS Convenience Store umbrella will launch fundraising campaigns beginning next week through Saturday, July 21 to support research and treatment at select pediatric cancer hospitals through a partnership with the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation.
For the past 10 years, Village Pantry Stores and JG Foundation have worked together to make a difference in the lives of pediatric cancer patients at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Village Pantry, in conjunction with its vendor partners, has raised more than two million dollars to date for childhood cancer research and treatment.
This year, the campaign will extend to all VPS sites including Village Pantry Stores, Scotchman Stores, Li'l Cricket Stores, Young's Food Stores, Everyday Shops and Next Door Stores with locations throughout eight states. Each store will raise money to support a ranked children's cancer hospital in its state.
"We've had a terrific partnership with Jeff Gordon and the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research through our Village Pantry Stores for the past 10 years. This year, we are proud to expand our fundraising efforts to all 425 of our stores throughout eight states," said Jeff Turpin, chairman and CEO of VPS.
VPS Stores are located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
"Village Pantry has been instrumental in helping the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation make a difference in the lives of children with cancer. Their support and outreach are bringing us that much closer to finding a cure. We are very thankful for their dedication and we look forward to a continued partnership with them," Gordon said.